Orlando theme parks donate heavily to political parties, mostly Republicans

Posted Wednesday, October 10, 2012 10:20 AM | Contributed by kevin38

Disney, Universal and SeaWorld have given millions of dollars worth of donations to political parties during this election year, leaning mostly toward Republicans. The donations have been cash, tickets, food and hotel rooms.

Read more from The Orlando Sentinel.

Saturday, October 13, 2012 11:50 AM
LostKause's avatar

While people passionately and desperately argue Democrat and Republican, our country slowly changes for the worse, from the inside. Divide and conquer; that's what's really going on.

The worst thing about it is how easy it is to see this is happening, and how little we are doing to stop it. Americans are addicted to arguing about politics all the time, and not about finding a way for us to stop the deception that is leading the slow path to our enslavement.


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Saturday, October 13, 2012 2:17 PM
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Coasterhound36 said:

Back up a second ?? Some guy actually wants to regulate theme parks and roller coasters? How and why ?

Have at it.


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Saturday, October 13, 2012 6:02 PM

john peck said:

The media is very NON-PARTISAN (that means they lean towards one particular side—in case you're not familiar with the term) so be careful with that.

Actually, that's exactly the opposite meaning of NON-PARTISAN.


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Saturday, October 13, 2012 7:15 PM
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^ Oops! Yes, you're right... I fixed it.

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Sunday, October 14, 2012 2:15 AM
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I think it was right the first time ;-).


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Sunday, October 14, 2012 4:09 PM
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john peck said:

...gas well over the national average of $1.85 in Jan 2009...

It's worth noting that presidential politics have nothing to do with gas prices. "Energy independence" also does not exist in global economy. This is, of course, unless you can convince everyone in China to stop buying gas.


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Monday, October 15, 2012 9:33 AM
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It is worth noting, however, that gas prices dropped somewhat when the White House suggested oversight and/or limitations on petroleum-market speculation. For about two months, until fears of serious regulation abated...

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Monday, October 15, 2012 3:04 PM
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That's a nice anecdote, but again, even if you take the speculators out of the equation, it doesn't change the fact that China and "emerging markets" are really hungry for gas. The US is even producing more oil than it has in quite some time.


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Monday, October 15, 2012 3:26 PM
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Oh, Lord no. I hope that wasn't what I was suggesting. India and China will both consume huge quantities of fossil fuels in the short- and medium-term, and that will drive prices up ($2/gal of gas won't be seen again here in the US).

I was suggesting that there are SOME mechanisms to keep reins on a FEW of the reasons for high prices...but global demand is simply too high for anything to get us back to "the good old days" of cheap gas.


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Monday, October 15, 2012 4:21 PM

Printing large amounts of money doesn't help with rising oil prices either. And I see nothing to indicate we will stop doing that any time soon.

Global recession is the most likely driver of reduced oil prices. A lot of economic indicators show we are headed towards one.

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Monday, October 15, 2012 4:28 PM
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Not only that but our transportation infrastructure is underfunded and the gasoline tax has remained untouched since Reagan was in office despite fuel economy improving and dollar inflation.


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Tuesday, October 16, 2012 2:18 AM

eightdotthree said:

Not only that but our transportation infrastructure is underfunded and the gasoline tax has remained untouched since Reagan was in office despite fuel economy improving and dollar inflation.

Isn't that a paradox? Better fuel economy and lower fuel consumption means less revenue for infrastructure. That's why I believe the government is far more addicted to oil and tobacco than the public is.

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